Short and Long Speech on Independence Day in India – 2 Speeches

Independence Day in India – Short Speech.

Greetings to the teachers and students gathered here! Independence Day is an important day for the nation, the day that India was born. The Independence Day is a day for patriotism and looking back to the struggle to of our freedom fighters to liberate the country from the foreign powers that had come to rule us.

India attained its independence at midnight on the 15th of August, 1947. The country was under foreign rule of Britain for a long period of time. Initially we were under the control of the British East India Company and later directly under the British Empire.

The Independence Day is celebrated on the 15th of August each year in the national capital, across various states, cities, schools and even at households. The President of the nation makes an address to the nation from the Presidential residence and the Prime Minister gives his address on the 15th of August from the Red Fort. These addresses stand to boost the morale and patriotic spirit among the Indian Citizens. Flag hoisting occurs across various parts of the country from the national capital to district capitals, schools to colleges to local community associations.

As the entire nation rejoices in the patriotic spirit, we need to remember and pay our respects to the leaders and the people of the nation who had fought valiantly for the gaining independence from the clutches of colonial rule. The Indian nationality and identity was born along with the Indian nation on this auspicious day.

The patriotic spirit has survived for over 7 decades and the nation today has developed in many aspects. The British left India in shambles, an economy in immeasurable poverty with no industries and depleted natural resources. But today we are one of the fastest growing economies in the world closer to becoming a trillion dollar economy. In our geopolitical space, we have established ourselves as a sovereign democracy whose democratic spirit has survived internal and external crisis. We have emerged as a leader in the South Asian region and proved that India has indeed made use of its Independence wisely to all who thought that we would not make it.

In the celebration of independence should not necessarily be relegated to one single day but a practice imbibed into our daily action. Our patriotic spirit is expressed in our action to protect public property, to respect other citizens, to contribute to the welfare of the nation in the present and the future, in casting our votes, in respecting the symbols of the nation and many more. We as a nation have come a long path and that path wasn’t easy either. In conclusion to this speech, I would like to remind everyone that we owe the responsibility of protecting and preserving the independence for the past generation who fought for it and the future who would be born into it. Jai Hind!

Independence Day in India – Long Speech .

Good Morning to all. As we all know that Independence Day is an annual holiday in India. It is celebrated on August 15th every year. This public holiday is very significant as it marks the end of British colonial rule in India, and the emergence of India as an independent nation. India first gained its independence on August 15th 1947, which is why Indians continue to celebrate independence on this day every year.

Between 1858 and 1947, the British colonized the Indian subcontinent. This era is known as the era of the British Raj.

British colonial rule in India began when the trading company known as the East India Company handed over the lands and goods it had seized in India to Queen Victoria, making them property of the Crown.

The East India Company was formed by Royal Charter under Elizabeth I in 1600 and though its main aim was ostensibly trade it became a force for colonization. When the East India Company handed over its land and goods to the Crown, much of the Indian subcontinent became part of the British Empire officially. The people dwelling in the subcontinent at the time were then British colonial subjects of Queen Victoria and the monarchs who succeeded her.

Indian independence was gained through long and sustained effort. One of the most important figures of this effort to gain independence from British rule was Gandhiji. Gandhiji and his numerous followers, who believed in non violence, did not oppose British colonial rule with armed fighting. Instead, they began a campaign of non violent resistance, which included civil disobedience and hunger strikes. This momentous effort